The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 8 13
Rank change year-on-year -19 +5  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 1.91% 15.23% 4.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 19.33% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 18 4
Median daily rate - £463 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +32.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £53.35 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.54% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.50 £34.90
% change year-on-year -0.64% +10.31%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 129 119 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 82.17% 78.81% 86.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 68 56
Median daily rate £425 £419 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +23.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 15
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.83 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.91% +13.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £52.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Portsmouth

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Portsmouth.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Portsmouth

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Portsmouth

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Portsmouth over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Automation in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (71.43%) Android
1 5 (71.43%) Process Improvement
1 5 (71.43%) Gradle
2 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
2 4 (57.14%) Android Studio
2 4 (57.14%) Release Management
2 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (57.14%) RESTful
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Android Development
3 3 (42.86%) iOS Development
3 3 (42.86%) Google Play
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) Google
3 3 (42.86%) Bluetooth
3 3 (42.86%) Telematics
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Maven
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) JIRA
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Military

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Bluetooth
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Gradle
2 4 (57.14%) Android Studio
2 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
3 1 (14.29%) ClearQuest
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) Maven
3 1 (14.29%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Android Developer
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Android Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Android Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Android Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) RESTful
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Android
2 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (71.43%) Process Improvement
2 4 (57.14%) Android Development
2 4 (57.14%) Release Management
3 3 (42.86%) iOS Development
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) Telematics
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Network Management
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
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